4 more Nuvi units face extinction soon.

 

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

And so young too!

These units are barely 1 yr old, and being discontinued? Wonder if they screwed the units up so bad with the latest updates that they cannot figure out how to fix them so they just discontinue them and cut their losses.

Technology

Technology changes so fast, that it's obsolete as soon as it gets into the consumer market.

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nuvi 2460LMT

660

I'm very happy with my discontinued nuvi 660. If it ever dies on me, then I'll come to you folks for replacement recommendations. Who knows what models will be available in the future?!?

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Support

Will Garmin continue to support retired devices? Firmware? Firmware that works?

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Garmin Nuvi 760

680

When did my 680 slip into extinction?

Not surprised to see it go, I wasn't really sure why it remained for a while when the rest of the 6xx line was 86'd.

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Galaxy NoteII, nüvi® 680

This could be the natural

This could be the natural progression into the 7*5 series of units.

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Steve

I would think that it would be the 200 series to retire first

Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

I would think that the next series to be discontinued that are still shown as current would be the 200 series because their replacements are already out and available and the 700 series replacements have only just released the 755 in that new series.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

I don't really follow these

I don't really follow these things, is my 350 still alive and well in their plans?

whay are the 2xxx still around.

rjrsw wrote:
Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

I would think that the next series to be discontinued that are still shown as current would be the 200 series because their replacements are already out and available and the 700 series replacements have only just released the 755 in that new series.

Id Have to agree with that too. How are the 2xx series surviving? I have a 260 my self. Maybee they just priced them and paired them witht he right features its an irresistable buy for the entry level user.

nuvi 660

I didn't know my 660 was extinct...

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Extinct 7XX

Hope they fix the software issues before they discontinue. Once it goes extinct, they won't do any significant (if any) upgrades.

Source Please

Could you please state the source of your information.

Or are you just making an assumption?

The 8xx series will be discontinued at some point also. Should we start a thread on that?

I would assume that any

I would assume that any firm/software updates to the 7X5 series would also apply to the 7XX series.

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

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It depends on how you look at it. Maybe the 750/760/770/780 will now be the 700 Classic series.

Maybe the 755T series should have been the 700 Plus.

When it's older, call it Classic. Works for Apple and old movies.

Used? No way...Certified Pre-Owned.

It all depends on how you look at it. wink

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Eat at Joes.

Yes they do

Don't worry, they support devices for a long time after they quit making them, I up graded a C550 streetpilot just the other day. So they never really become obsolete at any rate.

Bob

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Don't see 'em on the Garmin site......

Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

Check link.....

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=164

It came from my contact at Garmin

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Could you please state the source of your information.

Or are you just making an assumption?

The 8xx series will be discontinued at some point also. Should we start a thread on that?

If I was going to make an assumption, I would have stated that it was my assumption, but I got it from the Garmin Tech I know. By the way, he's the same tech support guy that informed me about the new 2009 map update becoming available online as a download. If you may recall, many said that was impossible, but turns out the next day it was possible.
Ok, the 8xx will at some point be discontinued and someday the sun will burn out too:)

I guess you missed the word "soon" in the post heading. "4 more Nuvi units face extinction soon."

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

I never said today

Philc5987 wrote:
Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

Check link.....

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=164

"soon" is the key word Philc. if you read the post again you will see I said "No date as of yet", so I really didn't expect to see it the same day of the post.

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Im thinking they will

skiptaylor wrote:

Will Garmin continue to support retired devices? Firmware? Firmware that works?

As BobDee already stated, yes, Garmin does continue to offer support/upgrades for the units that have been discontinued/retired. Lets just HOPE the new firmware will correct all the problems/bugs that 4.0/4.1 brought on.

Be Well

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Obsolete

Not surprising with the not-that-different 7x5 versions coming out and signs that the old stock is being cleared (Costco's sale on 770's that I grabbed onto and Amazon's plumetting prices on the 770 ($324 last time I looked)). Looks like a stock clearance.

I just bought my nuvi 750 a

I just bought my nuvi 750 a week ago. On sale it was not much more than some of the 2xx series, but has more features (like saved routes).

As far as support, I just dug up my Garmin GPS 45 and downloaded a manual for it from Garmin with a copyright date of 1994. Even though the manual says to keep batteries in it because just a capacitor keeps its memory alive, it still remembered its waypoints and settings with batteries too dead to power it up.

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nuvi 750, eTrex Legend HCx, Mobile 10/Palm TX, GPS 45

No surprised

Almost all electronics within a year old become obsolete so they can empty the shelves and make room for the newer ones. I think it's a tactic to get consumers to upgrade when they hear "discontinued".

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Mike

Well I guess one wonders how soon........

Rayzers wrote:
Philc5987 wrote:
Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

Check link.....

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=164

"soon" is the key word Philc. if you read the post again you will see I said "No date as of yet", so I really didn't expect to see it the same day of the post.

With electronic gadgets, these days, soon is a pretty relative term.
Is this the same tech that said 4.20 firmware was going to be released last week?
smile

more info

Philc5987 wrote:
Rayzers wrote:
Philc5987 wrote:
Rayzers wrote:

The next four Nuvi units to be discontinued are;

750,760,770 and the 780.

No date as of yet, but I thought you all should know.

Check link.....

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=164

"soon" is the key word Philc. if you read the post again you will see I said "No date as of yet", so I really didn't expect to see it the same day of the post.

With electronic gadgets, these days, soon is a pretty relative term.

Is this the same tech that said 4.20 firmware was going to be released last week?
smile

I dont agree one or two days is soon, but you are certainly entitled to your own opinions:))

I think you may have your posts confused with who was the poster. I did say my friend from Garmin told me that an "update" would be posted... wait, I'll just show you what I said....and YES this is the same tech that informed me about the 2009 map updates being available on the web.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/17652

No mention of version 4.2 from me but he is the same tech that told me the update should be posted 24 to 72 hours, which is approx 2 1/2 days old. Again, no mention of last week at all. So he is not 100% on the money, but Id give it a few more days. I wont hang him for being wrong because of a memo he got from software support. I only passed this info along so some that might be considering a purchase of the 750,760,770 or 780 may want to hold off for the 7X5 models which was his reason for telling me....

BTW, he is also the person that pointed out this error on another posting about the 2X5T having lane assist:))
You may recall this post? See link below

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16942

Be well

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Discontinued is Not Obsolete

Technology moves forward so quickly with electonic gadgets that it actually creates a delay in purchasing, as people worry about getting the most "up-to-date" device. But in most cases the newest units are just "improvements" on older versions - more bells and whistles for the same price. Only occasionally is there a quantum leap and a device actually is no longer usuable (anyone still watching Beta? laugh out loud).

I have a nuvi 660 and it has worked fine so far. I didn't know I got such a good price because it had been "discontinued". I have downloaded a few upgrades from Garmin and a lot of files from here - so it still does the job I purchased it to do. By the time I can't get tech support or parts for it, I'll have got a lot of use out of it and will be ready to buy the newest model... and I will procrastinate trying to make the best buy confused

Just got my 760

Just bought my 760 earlier this summer. Having avoided the urge to upgrade to v4/v4.1, the unit is reasonably stable and reliable, and the replacement traffic antenna is working fine as well. As long as support continues for a few years, I'll not worried. There are a few other things to worry about at the current point in time smile

re: And So Young Too!

mourton wrote:

These units are barely 1 yr old, and being discontinued? Wonder if they screwed the units up so bad with the latest updates that they cannot figure out how to fix them so they just discontinue them and cut their losses.

No, this happens because the market for GPS is still very competitive. Even if one manufacturer like Garmin felt they could get another year out of last year's models, their competitors would release new models and Garmin sales would nosedive when buyers would prefer the competitor's newer models. You'll know the GPS industry has matured when the number of new models coming out drops way off, manufacturers keep models available for two years or longer, and most GPS units are priced in the $100 range. See DVD players [the non-BluRay DVD players, that is] as an example of an electronics product that has now reached the mature stage, compared to the way it was 5 years ago. Portable GPS is not there yet.

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JMoo On

Extinction !

Great, now all I have to do is get Garmin to replace my 760 their firmware ruined sad

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nuvi' 2450

All the models are basically

All the models are basically the same. Instead of having an updated interface coming through a firmware update, they decide to give you a whole new model so you could spend more money on it.

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Nuvi 350 Nuvi 3597LMT Nuvi 1450LMT Nuvi 55LM

so he also said the 800 will

so he also said the 800 will face extingshun SOON with no date,

Me Too

I also like my 660 and hope it lasts a while.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Bummer

Thanks for the tip Rayzers. Did your friend say anything about the Nuvi phone ?

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Nüvi 200,750 & Mac OS X

When they come out with new

the old goes by the wayside. Maybe something very new will show up.

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John_nuvi_

I wouldn't figure thats going to happen

cellmerch wrote:

Great, now all I have to do is get Garmin to replace my 760 their firmware ruined sad

Good luck with that, let me know how that works out for you! That would be an awful lot of 760's to replace out there. Expect another firmware fix.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.